by Pierre Dubuc, M.S.W.
Pierre Dubuc adds a new dimension to past-life therapy with his suggestion that healing can occur from examining happy and successful past lives as well as traumatic ones. Drawing upon his long experience as a therapist, he discusses his approach and stresses the need for “accentuating the positive” in utilizing past lives in therapy. A welcome new writer to the Journal’s pages, Dubuc practices past-life therapy in Quebec, Canada.
It is interesting to observe that in the literature of past-life therapy little attention has been given to the concept of happy past lives whereby one achieves success and develops positive qualities and strengths. Very little attention has been paid in the literature to the idea of recognizing those past strengths in order to retrieve them and to benefit from them.
It is true that many past-life therapists utilize the spiritual possibilities of past-life therapy, such as meeting one’s spiritual guides, one’s soul, or going into the interlife. This is a specificity of past-life therapy and a contribution to the field of psychotherapy which complements the clinical aspect of it. I recognize that the clinical and spiritual modalities are closely linked. But for the sake of this article, I would like to focus on the clinical aspects of past-life therapy in a positive sense.